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5 from 3 votes

Pineapple Sausage Bites

Pineapple sausage bites glazed with NEIPA and brown sugar for a fragrant caramelization. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: CraftBeering


  • 1 lb smoked sausage such as kielbasa
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 cup IPA New England style IPA recommended
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil for greasing baking sheet


  • Slice the sausage into bite sized circles. 
  • Clean and slice the pineapple into bite sized pieces to roughly match the size of the sausage bites. 
  • Clean and cut the onion into small pieces.
  • Using toothpicks or small oven safe cocktail sticks assemble mini skewers with sausage at the bottom, onion in the middle and pineapple on top. 
  • Turn the oven on to 350 - 375 F (depending on the strength of your oven).
  • In a small sauce pan bring the IPA to simmer and remove from the heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved. 
  • Arrange the skewers sideways onto a grease baking sheet. 
  • Glaze generously with IPA/brown sugar using a brush and place in the oven. After 10 minutes carefully flip the skewers and apply more glaze.
  • Bake for another 7-8 minutes, apply glaze again and broil for an extra 1-2 minutes for a better caramelization.
  • Arrange the cooked skewers onto a platter in upright position and serve. 


If you do not want to use a beer glaze simply replace the beer with orange juice. 
You can also add a fresh jalapeno round slice in between the pineapple and onion layers.